2018 Wyoming Statutes
TITLE 27 - LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT
CHAPTER 14 - WORKER'S COMPENSATION
ARTICLE 7 - FISCAL PROVISIONS
SECTION 27-14-703 - Disclosure of child support obligations required; notification; amount withheld; payment; applicability of provisions.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 27-14-703 (2018)

27-14-703. Disclosure of child support obligations required; notification; amount withheld; payment; applicability of provisions.

(a) An injured employee filing a claim for benefits payable under this act shall disclose if he owes child support obligations enforced pursuant to a plan described in 42 U.S.C. § 654 and approved under 42 U.S.C. § 651 et seq. If the employee owes child support obligations and is awarded benefits, the division shall notify the state or local child support enforcement agency operating pursuant to a plan described in 42 U.S.C. § 654 and enforcing the obligation that the employee is eligible for benefits.

(b) The division shall withhold from benefits payable to an employee owing child support obligations:

(i) The amount specified by the employee to the division to be withheld under this subsection;

(ii) The amount determined pursuant to an agreement under 42 U.S.C. § 654(19)(B)(i) and submitted to the division by the state or local child support enforcement agency; or

(iii) Any amount otherwise required to be withheld from benefits payable under this act pursuant to legal process defined under 42 U.S.C. § 662(e) and properly served upon the division.

(c) Any amount withheld under subsection (b) of this section shall be paid by the division to the appropriate state or local child support enforcement agency, treated as if paid to the employee as benefits under this act and as if paid by the employee to the state or local child support enforcement agency in satisfaction of his child support obligations.

(d) This section applies only if arrangements are made for reimbursement by the state or local child support enforcement agency for administrative costs incurred by the division attributable to child support obligations enforced by the agency.

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